If freedom brings prosperity, (well-heeled) Singapore is explained. Once little more than an addendum to empire, this energetic Southeast Asian city-state has leveraged 50 years of self rule into a wealth explosion. Urbane and affluent, colorful and culturally diverse, it’s a city on the make.
Visitors to Marriott’s Singapore hotels will find a modern metropolis of uncommon complexity. Chinese, Malay and Indian heritages dominate, while sizable populations of ex-pats and alien workers contribute an even more cosmopolitan flavor. Singapore’s restaurant scene is, not surprisingly, outstanding. Its ethnic neighborhoods—Chinatown, Little India and Arab Street, notably—are more than worth a look.
For unabashed consumerism, the Orchard Road section of Singapore provides hotel guests a ground zero for the best shopping. Other stand-out attractions include the world's largest ferris wheel, an indoor ski resort, two Grand Prix night races and the Sri Mariamman Temple, the country’s oldest.
The city’s magnificent port is now among the five busiest in the world. Its muscular economy has earned Singapore designation as the world's fourth-leading financial center. This conspicuous affluence translates into the high standard of living and rich cultural life that our hotel guests in Singapore expect from such a world-class destination.